With the third episode of Sailor Moon Crystal getting closer but still a few days away, I decided to list the 3 things I look forward to seeing happen in this episode, based on what happens in the manga.
Usagi and Mamoru's bus encounter
In the original manga, Usagi and Luna ride the mysterious bus, to Rei's temple. Mamoru is riding that bus as well, and this is when he introduces himself, and the first time Usagi sees him outside his tuxedo. He is a highschool student (around 3 years older than her). Just look at this cute capture from the manga! (I love this couple!)
Smart Moon Watch and other Sailor Tech!
Ok, that might not be the right name for this awesome watches-communicators, but you have to give it to Naoko Takeuchi for having added a very advanced technology to her 90's manga series. It will be appropriate to have the Sailors communicate with improved wrist watches, maybe add a little video to it? I can't wait to see if that's included or not. I also want to see included the small computer that Ami uses, maybe now it will be a smartphone king of gadget, or a tablet?
I have to mention that both of these items are included in the anime version, but with this year being 2014, smart watches being a reality and tablets everywhere I think that it's a nice chance to see Sailor Moon upgrade its gadgets.
More bad guys!
In the anime, there is a faint introduction but no real revelation of the other soldiers of Queen Beryl, but in the manga you can see the next one, Nephrite. In fact (SPOILERS) in this episode of the manga is the last you see of Jadeite. But in the anime is in another episode where the girls finally defeat the evil first general of Queen Beryl.
One extra thing I look forward to is: Mamoru doing more!
There is a great number of fans who dislike Mamoru/Tuxedo Kamen because in the anime he basically... flatlines. After a few seasons of the anime, he becomes a background character. However, in the manga, Mamoru is more than an ally to Usagi or Sailor Moon. He fights almost every battle with her and is supporting every step of the way, he has his own powers and develops into an interesting character with a past that goes beyond a "car accident." So, this episode it will be nice to see Mamoru do a little more.